Agreement signed for 28 helicopters, between H-175 and H-160
They will be used to serve the energy market - DATA SHEET
Airbus Helicopters and PHI Group (PHI) have signed a framework agreement that includes commitments for 20 super-medium H-175 units and 8 H-160s to serve the energy market worldwide, including in the US. These 28 aircraft will better position PHI to respond to the energy market’s expected growing offshore transportation needs.These commitments are composed of firm orders as well as purchase options that PHI may exercise during the course of the framework agreement.
PHI has been supporting the energy industry for 74 years. Today it operates over 200 helicopters across the globe serving a number of markets, including energy and air medical. Its Airbus fleet consists of H-125, H-135, H-145, H-160 and H-175 family helicopters - with the H-175 being the latest addition.
In service since 2015, Airbus' H-175 belongs to the super-medium class of helicopters, combining long-range with smooth flight qualities, making it the suitable solution for several mission profiles, including offshore crew change, public services, and private and business aviation. 54 units currently in service have accumulated around 195,000 flight hours, of which 170,000 are flying for the energy sector.
Designed as a multi-role helicopter capable of performing a wide range of missions, the H-160 integrates Airbus' latest technological innovations. The aircraft is powered by two of the latest Arrano engines from Safran Helicopter Engines that offer a reduction in fuel burn. Both models are already certified to fly with as much as 50% Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
The technical data sheet of the H-160 model is attached to this AVIONEWS.
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